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What is the best way to deal with separation anxiety?

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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Training

Work from very short to longer separation.
No surprises. Don't give in when crying starts. Come back after crying stops. Goal is to teach ability to tolerate anxiety, followed by re-assurance that you will be back. Don't teach crying causes you to come back.

In brief: Training

Work from very short to longer separation.
No surprises. Don't give in when crying starts. Come back after crying stops. Goal is to teach ability to tolerate anxiety, followed by re-assurance that you will be back. Don't teach crying causes you to come back.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Training

Work from very short to longer separation.
No surprises. Don't give in when crying starts. Come back after crying stops. Goal is to teach ability to tolerate anxiety, followed by re-assurance that you will be back. Don't teach crying causes you to come back.

In brief: Training

Work from very short to longer separation.
No surprises. Don't give in when crying starts. Come back after crying stops. Goal is to teach ability to tolerate anxiety, followed by re-assurance that you will be back. Don't teach crying causes you to come back.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho
Thank
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